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02-24-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By leob1

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted...

More than 27 years ago, I put a rear mounted child seat on my road bike (I also put on some fatter tires 28?). While you could say it worked, the extra weight on the back had a big effect on the...
02-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By leob1

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local...

Use the 8.8 steel bolts. Then go to your local flea market, find the guy selling outdated and\or discontinued cosmetics. They usually have a rack of finger nail polish. But a bottle in the color...
02-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,309
Posted By leob1

So your riding a bike that has not been properly...

So your riding a bike that has not been properly advertised as a 'gravel bike'?
Your living dangerously my friend.
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By leob1

When my son was 3 or 4 years old, we treated...

When my son was 3 or 4 years old, we treated ourselves and got a few lobsters. My son was sitting in his high chair, so I put one on the tray for him to see. Then my wife uttered the immortal words...
02-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,908
Posted By leob1

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was...

The spin class at my Y that I used to go to was worth paying attention to(wink wink)
The spinning during the colder, darker months pays off when the weather gets nicer. on my first outdoor rides I...
02-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,345
Posted By leob1

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1242x1284/anti_seize_meme_fullsize_9e3b78c29fd4884cedc763bb3506a4d683893659.jpg
02-05-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By leob1

Harbor freight sells the red shop rags. Buy them...

Harbor freight sells the red shop rags. Buy them when they are on sale, 50 for $10.00. Use em, toss em.
01-31-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By leob1

A 6 inch adjustable wrench, or if it fits in a...

A 6 inch adjustable wrench, or if it fits in a small socket or open end wrench.
Just be careful you push it sideways and break it.
01-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By leob1

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit...

I use the half fare senior option on NJ Transit all the time, I keep waiting for somebody to verify my age!
01-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By leob1

Most of this is just not true. The only part that...

Most of this is just not true. The only part that is true is about the amount of seatpost toy need for the clamp. And if you don't have enough seatpost exposed, then your frame is probably to big...
01-29-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,501
Posted By leob1

At home; the ones I got for free. At the shop;...

At home; the ones I got for free.
At the shop; which ever is on top of the pile.
01-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By leob1

If it was me, and my wife backed my KUAT into a...

If it was me, and my wife backed my KUAT into a tree, I'd make her buy the new tray. Or tell her that HER bike is going on the repaired one.
01-27-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By leob1

Those plastic parts had close to a 100% failure...

Those plastic parts had close to a 100% failure rate. Shimano sold them to shops by the bag as replacements.
Unless you have an emotional attachment to those brakes, just replace them.
01-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By leob1

This. My Trek 7.5 FX has an AL fork. There is...

This.
My Trek 7.5 FX has an AL fork. There is a lot of vibration and road noise at the handlebars. Switching to a CF stem and handlebars made a big difference.
I your case, I'd just switch to a...
01-27-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By leob1

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to...

Removing a pound from your bike is similar to removing a pound from you body as far as riding goes. But there are more health benefits from losing a pound from you body.
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By leob1

Seems like it will make a lot of business for...

Seems like it will make a lot of business for electricians and ER doctors.
01-23-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By leob1

I just had the same problem with my Trek FX 7.5. ...

I just had the same problem with my Trek FX 7.5. The old cups where a bear to get off, they are pretty chewed up from getting them off. When I put the new ones on, neither would screw all the way...
01-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,008
Posted By leob1

0, all things in their own time.

0, all things in their own time.
01-17-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,727
Posted By leob1

I've been using a Cateye strada for the past few...

I've been using a Cateye strada for the past few years. It's a basic GPS unit that I can switch from bike to bike, you just have to have a mount for each bike, sold separately. It does require you to...
01-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By leob1

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A...

Go to a few bike shops, test ride a few bikes. A good shop will sell you the bike that fits your need, not just what they want to sell you. They will ask lots of questions, and spend time with you...
01-16-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,714
Posted By leob1

Looks like you tried to protect you helmet with...

Looks like you tried to protect you helmet with your face!
Kissing concrete is never fun, I've had the experience and really hope to not repeat it.
Spend your convalescence picking out your new...
01-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,931
Posted By leob1

At my shop we have a variety of pedal wrenches. ...

At my shop we have a variety of pedal wrenches. They all work. Those with a longer handle are easier when a pedal is really stuck, but any work when some persuasion is required with the dead blow...
01-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By leob1

What ever bike shop told you that, put them on...

What ever bike shop told you that, put them on your 'don't go there again' list.
01-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By leob1

I've had the opposite experience with my Joe...

I've had the opposite experience with my Joe Blow. I did blow out an o-ring. So I contacted Topeak, they had no replacement available, nor could they tell me the size of the o-ring I needed. I had...
01-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By leob1

Older and wiser?

The wife and I spent a weekend in Cape May, NJ. Good, flat roads for riding, and the drivers aren't to bad. Saturday was warm and sunny so we rode around to a few of the beaches. And of course the...
01-07-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,252
Posted By leob1

Replace the cables and housing. Most likely the...

Replace the cables and housing. Most likely the housing is worn on the inside, lubing it wont help. Replace them cables and housings and it will shift like it's new(ish).
01-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By leob1

To answer your question, yes. But you want to...

To answer your question, yes.
But you want to be sure that there is no burr or sharp edge around the valve stem hole. It's quite common for the to be a harp edge around the hole. A few seconds...
12-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,269
Posted By leob1

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop...

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop will be better than the most expensive bike you can buy at a department store.
11-11-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By leob1

When my kids where younger, they had quite a few...

When my kids where younger, they had quite a few bikes that came home with the 'EVIDENCE' tag still attached. Of course they where all striped down and refurbished before they rode them.
11-06-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,245
Posted By leob1

Are you using compression-less housing? I put...

Are you using compression-less housing?
I put it on my bike with BB5, and full housing to the rear brake, and it made a world of difference in the brake performance.
Also there are lots of videos...
11-06-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By leob1

Leaking from overfill is the least of you...

Leaking from overfill is the least of you worries. It's a British product, so oil leaking should be expected.

Use the 20w.
10-25-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,592
Posted By leob1

Those responsible for this comment have been...

Those responsible for this comment have been sacked.
10-18-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By leob1

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks...

Wool socks, I like Smart Wool. I use ski socks that go over the calf.
Use thin liner gloves, under wind proof outer gloves.
Don't try to stuff extra thick layers of socks into your shoes, that...
10-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By leob1

What app?

What app?
10-04-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By leob1

The only gap I've ever been concerned about in...

The only gap I've ever been concerned about in Vermont, is the gap on the Island Line Trail on my way to South Hero for a maple creame.
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,776
Posted By leob1

The wife and I used them for vacation once, NEVER...

The wife and I used them for vacation once, NEVER again. Unless there is no other choice. Remember Peoples Express? At least they where upfront about what you didn't get with the fare.
10-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,278
Posted By leob1

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting...

I decided to make my sting ray cooler buy putting a smaller wheel on the front. So I took off the 20" wheel, and put the 16" wheel from my sisters bike on the sting ray. Yeah Baby! looks good. Off...
09-30-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By leob1

Front freewheel, lefty fork, rapid rise...

Front freewheel, lefty fork, rapid rise derailers; the dumbest ideas for bike components
09-30-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,215
Posted By leob1

That depends on the tire\rim combo. My wife has...

That depends on the tire\rim combo. My wife has a Trek 2.3 road bike, it came with 23's. she would pinch flat every other ride, even when I pump up the tire to 110+ lbs before each ride. I was...
09-30-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By leob1

You want a GPS type bike computer, with a...

You want a GPS type bike computer, with a separate mount for each bike. That way you can just put the unit on the bike your riding. The you can upload the data to Strava or what ever you choose to...
09-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By leob1

Caps? Hoods? Bar Tape? Seriously? You missed a...

Caps? Hoods? Bar Tape? Seriously? You missed a perfect excus, sorry, opportunity to give the spouse for an upgrade! Broken brifters are a perfect reason to move up to the next group.
09-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By leob1

A nice shiny new die drawn SS cable and new...

A nice shiny new die drawn SS cable and new housing will get you fixed up. Go to your LBS, shoot the breeze, buy the cable and a few feet of housing, they more than likely will toss in housing and...
09-16-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By leob1

New pads, clean the rotors with brake cleaner(do...

New pads, clean the rotors with brake cleaner(do both sides), if your worried about getting brake cleaner on other parts of your bike, remove the wheels and\or rotors.
Chill and drink the IPA.
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By leob1

I had a dog that while still a puppy chewed all...

I had a dog that while still a puppy chewed all of my wife's black shoes, but just the left one. He got into my kids Halloween candy stash, ate about half the bowl, wrappers and all. My wife freaked...
08-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By leob1

Endemic? They had close to a 100% failure rate. ...

Endemic? They had close to a 100% failure rate. Shimano sold the replacements by the sack.
08-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By leob1

Yup, do it all the time. Regular padlocks is a...

Yup, do it all the time. Regular padlocks is a snip with the bolt cutter, cables also a snip with the bolt cutters. Once in a while the bolt cutter will just flatten the cable, then we nibble...
08-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By leob1

It looks like the overlap or seam of the carbon...

It looks like the overlap or seam of the carbon cloth, the manufacturer won't spend time and money polishing the steerer tube that won't be seen. It saves them a few pennies per fork.
If it really...
08-14-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By leob1

Areotech is good for the money. But my go to...

Areotech is good for the money.
But my go to for long rides 50+ miles, are my PI bibs. Worth every penny.
08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By leob1

Go to your local LBS, they probably have a box of...

Go to your local LBS, they probably have a box of them laying around as spare parts. Or they could order you some.
08-12-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,582
Posted By leob1

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride...

That should be SOP on every ride. A short ride 10-20 miles I'll usually have one spare tube, a longer ride I'll carry two tubes and extra gas. And of course a patch kit.
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